Possessing the privilege in this country that comes with owning a penis, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tells women of America that ensuring pay equity is just a legal headache.
|By: Pam Spaulding Sunday October 21, 2012 11:30 am|
|By: Eli Thursday August 30, 2012 6:00 pm|
Well, the lie-a-palooza that is the Republican National Convention is mercifully drawing to a close, and all that remains to be seen now is whether Mitt can convince non-Republicans (or Republicans, for that matter) that he’s even remotely likable or trustworthy, and whether he’ll break up the perfect game by accidentally saying something factual. I know, you’re not supposed to jinx it by talking about it, but it’s just so exciting!
|By: Scarecrow Sunday August 26, 2012 11:50 am|
Mitt Romney’s popularity/approval ratings have been in the dumps since the early primaries, and they’ve remained there or worse through the summer as the American people learned more about him.
So a recurring theme among Team Republican hacks has been that the one thing Mitt needs to do to capture the Presidency is to “tell us who he is,” as if the man who has been running for President since forever would become enormously popular if only he, his wife, and his friends would just reveal the “real” Mitt Romney.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday August 13, 2012 1:20 pm|
Paul Ryan no doubt got the nod because Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell and Marco Rubio were all afraid to risk their political futures as failed VP candidates on a Romney ticket. Paul Ryan doesn’t have a lot to lose….he’s got a fairly close R+2 PVI district where he’s been in trouble ever since he took on senior citizens with his his wacky Medicare coupon plan, and if everyone is betting on a big Democratic turnout in the fall, this makes sense for him. But McKayla Maroney is Not Impressed.
|By: David Dayen Thursday August 2, 2012 6:45 am|
The letter from Bank of America Home Loans got right to the point. “We are pleased to inform you that we have approved your Home Equity Account for participation in a principal forgiveness program offered as a result of the Department of Justice and State Attorneys General global settlement with major mortgage servicers.” In the letter, which I obtained from an anti-foreclosure activist, Bank of America offered the homeowner full forgiveness of their entire home equity loan balance of over $177,000. But then Paragraph 5 came with an ominous warning: “Please be aware that we are required to report the amount of your cancelled principal debt to the Internal Revenue Service.”
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 18, 2012 4:24 pm|
President Obama still holds the lead in the swing state of New Mexico. According to PPP Obama leads 49 percent to Romney at 44 percent, but this is a serious drop from earlier in the year.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 19, 2012 2:49 pm|
We learned today that voters are incredibly supportive of the action that President Obama took to grant deferred action status and provide work permits on a temporary basis for DREAM-eligible students who came to America before the age of 16. As you look closely at the issue, and the Republicans’ inability to approach it – you can see that the move, years in the making, was both good policy and good politics.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 5, 2012 2:30 pm|
After a couple weeks of hope, there troubling signs about the future of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. It appeared the IAEA had struck a deal with Iran for future inspections, but now, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano has announced new talks, as well as a revelation about satellite images showing demolished buildings at Parchin, one of the sought-after sites by UN weapons inspectors.
|By: David Dayen Monday May 14, 2012 11:40 am|
Harry Reid, appearing on Univision, said that Marco Rubio doesn’t even have legislative language for his rumored version of the DREAM Act, and that he couldn’t possibly assess its chances without something to look at.
|By: Attaturk Friday April 27, 2012 1:30 am|
Oft-mentioned potential VP nominee Marco Rubio is, by Republican standards, a moderate on immigration. Perhaps in large part because of a portion of his family’s history he may not wish to dwell on. It seems that his maternal grandfather came to the United States illegally during the Batista Regime. Three years later when Castro came to power he saw an opportunity and went back to Cuba to try to take advantage.
Three years later, and now disaffected, the same grandfather hopped on to an airplane for the United States without a visa.